18 days in South Korea & Hong Kong Itinerary

18 days in South Korea & Hong Kong Itinerary

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Start: Frankfurt, Germany
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Gyeongju, South Korea
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Jeju, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Frankfurt, Germany

3
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bukhansan National Park and Trickeye Museum Seoul. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Creative Life Store KEY. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, deepen your understanding at Seodaemun Prison History Hall, make a trip to Deoksugung, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seoul visit planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Seoul, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seoul, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

1
night
Gyeongju, South Korea

Gyeongju ©
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum, thenidentify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golgulsa Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Gyeongju road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Gyeongju takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Gyeongju, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Gyeongju National Museum ©
Gyeongju National Museum
Golgulsa Temple ©
Golgulsa Temple

2
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 604, thenget outside with Songdo Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Gimhae National Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Dadaepo Beach, thenhunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and finally see the interesting displays at Busan Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Busan using our trip planner.

Getting from Gyeongju to Busan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Gimhae National Museum
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Songdo Beach ©
Songdo Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

4
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get some cultural insight at Haenyeo Museum and Gwaneumsa Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Halla Mountain and Manjanggul Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Gwangchigi Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, get outside with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, and make a trip to Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jeju trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Busan in September, Jeju is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach
Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) and Po Lin Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tsim Sha Tsui and Sai Wan Pavilion. There's much more to do: trek along Dragon's Back, tour the pleasant surroundings at Repulse Bay Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get some jogging in at Lai Chi Wo Village and Nature Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip maker website.

You can fly from Jeju to Hong Kong in 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeju to Hong Kong due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jeju in September, with highs in Hong Kong at 38°C and lows at 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Po Lin Monastery ©
Po Lin Monastery
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) ©

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